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  • Job reference: 928884
  • Location: Limerick
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Date posted: 28/11/2019

Orion Group Sciences are looking for a Buyer/Planner for our multinational medical devices client based in the Limerick area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.

Job Purpose
The primary responsibility of the Planner/Buyer is to ensure continuity of supply of materials for production and/or production planning for the company. This position is responsible for managing material inventory levels and/or the production planning of finished goods according to customer demands and company objectives. The position will also advise management and cross-functional team members of the current and future status of material and product supply related information for existing and new products.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Execution as Back-up for a Core Planning Area
  • Planning of finished goods for sales warehouses and distribution centres to meet sales and distribution demand
  • Raw Material availability; working closely with suppliers to deliver materials as plan and follow agreed criteria, i.e. MOQ, Remaining shelf-life
  • Execution and development of reports to keep service management aware of potential trends, shortages, back orders, and status of service as required
  • Accountability for system accuracy for key planning parameters and bill-of-materials
  • Reviewing and analysing stock control records and information such as consumption rate, characteristics of items in storage, and current market conditions and recommends replenishment plan
  • Recommending improvement to inventory system where errors could affect the replenishment systems, financial position, credibility, or overall operation
  • Auditing warehouse locations especially problem inbound/outbound staging locations
  • Preparing special reports, statistics and graphs used to analyse data
  • Providing information and assistance on inventory policies and/or procedures
  • Supporting New Product Launch teams for the timely implementation of new products

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • A Bachelor's Degree is preferred, a focus in Supply Chain Management, Engineering or Logistics is preferred
  • A minimum of four (4) years of supply chain operations including (logistics, planning, forecasting, distribution, warehouse and procurement) experience is required
  • Inventory management experience is preferred
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Excel is required (i.e. creating Pivot Tables and V-lookups), advanced ability is preferred
  • Strong analytical and data-driven decision-making skills are required
  • Experience with ERP system is required
  • APICS certification is preferred
  • Interacts and collaborates well with the team; persuading and influencing others
  • Working in fast-paced environment, Flexible and prioritizes actions, Communicate across functions/levels

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.